State of Emergency declared for Florida
President Obama has officially declared a state of emergency in Florida. Evacuations for coastal counties in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina are in effect. Residents of these areas are advised to listen to the directions of your state, tribal, and local officials. If instructed to evacuate, don’t wait. You can always repair and rebuild.
The most important thing you can do is keep you and your family safe. Americans living in its path can expect to see life-threatening hurricane conditions, storm surges, tropical force winds, heavy rains, and all the devastation that that may bring. Hurricane Matthew has potential for life-threatening rain, wind, and storm surges along our coast. This serves as a reminder for residents in areas at risk and around the nation to refresh their emergency kits and review family plans.
Hurricane Matthew has devastated part o the Bahamas and Haiti and has accounted for an unspecified loss of lives.
To learn more about preparing for Hurricanes, visit; https://www.ready.gov/